- /æbəˌrɪdʒənəl ˈflæg/ (say abuh.rijuhnuhl 'flag)
the flag adopted by the Australian Aboriginal people; first flown at land rights demonstrations in the 1970s.
The top half of the flag is black, representing Aboriginal people, the bottom half red, representing the earth, with a large yellow circle in the centre representing the sun. It was designed by Harold Thomas, an Arrernte elder, in 1971.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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